A complete reference guide to modern Dutch grammar, presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language.
'It will be indispensable for all English-speaking serious students of the Dutch language.' - Signpost, April 2000
'I have long sought a book which was able to clearly, though not necessarily simply, describe the Dutch language in a logical and comprehensible manner.' Amazon.co.uk reviewer
'An excellent reference grammar with clear explanations that do not require an in-depth understanding of generic grammatical terms.' Amazon.com reviewer--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Dutch grammar.
It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Dutch. The book will be the standard reference work for years to come.
This Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Dutch, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Dutch grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Dutch as used by present-day native speakers.
An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require. Features include:
* Detailed treatment of the common grammatical structures and parts of speech
* Extensive exemplification
* Particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty
* Dutch-English parallels highlighted throughout the book